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ISIS Used a U.S. Prison as Boot Camp

In an excerpt from their new book on ISIS, Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan show how jihadists used a U.S.-run Iraqi prison to coordinate with al …

Islam

Brazen, brutal: 5 terror groups making headlines this month

<b>(CNN) —</b> The terror groups are getting more ruthless, their attacks more brazen.<p>Every few weeks, right when one extremist group is dominating the news with threats of attacks, along resurfaces another with a different, more harrowing claim.<p>Over the weekend, Al- Shabaab released a video urging its …

Terrorism

Al Shabaab calls for attack on Mall of America in new video

A new video from Al Shabaab purportedly shows the terror group calling for an attack on Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minn.<p>According to Fox 9, the mall is one of three similar targets the terror group specifically names, including West Edmonton Mall in Canada and the Oxford Street shopping area …

America facing anti-Muslim bigotry

<b>(CNN) —</b> "I have been told at my job to hide the fact I am Muslim for my own personal safety by a manager."<p>"I worry for my wife who wears a headscarf and my children when they are with her and I am not there to protect them."<p>"I feel terrified for my two sons. Although all three of us were born and …

Religion

My Hijab Feels As Heavy As My Heart

Finding out the news about the Chapel Hill Shooting was utterly disheartening. For those of you who do not know what this is about, on Tuesday …

Stop saying that Muslims are ‘overreacting’ to the Chapel Hill shootings

Three young students are shot at their home and the preliminary motive given by police is a parking dispute. As the details of the murders of Deah …

Triple homicide alludes to hate

This past Tuesday a shooting took place in Chapel Hill, N.C., that sparked not only sorrow, but anger and controversy. The alleged gunman, Craig …

Religion

3 White Mississippi Men Sentenced For Hate Crimes, Including Running Over Black Man

(Adds comment from victim's sister)<p>By Therese Apel<p>JACKSON, Miss., Feb 10 (Reuters) - Three white men who pleaded guilty in Mississippi to hate crimes that included a black man's death after he was beaten and run over were sentenced in federal court on Tuesday to between seven and 50 years in prison.<p>…

Crime

Hate crimes against Muslims in US have skyrocketed during ‘war on terror’

Hate crimes against Muslims in the United States jumped after the September 11, 2001 attacks and remain high more than 13 years later. The recent …

Chapel Hill Shooting Stokes Climate Of Fear For Muslims

DURHAM, N.C. -- Abdullah Antepli couldn't stop looking at his phone on Friday. The Duke University imam was worriedly waiting for news from his wife. These are fearful times for Muslims in North Carolina, and she wears a hijab.<p>On Feb. 10 a man in Chapel Hill gunned down three of his Muslim …

Religion

Police suspect hate crime in stabbings at Detroit-area bus stop

<b>(CNN) —</b> The stabbings of two people at a Detroit-area bus stop began with what police said was a simple question: Are you Muslim?<p>Terrence Lavaron Thomas, 39, was arraigned Tuesday on assault with intent to murder, drug possession and weapons charges in the Saturday night bus shelter stabbings in …

Crime

Turkey criticises UK over three schoolgirls who flew to Istanbul

Turkey has criticised Britain ​for taking too long to inform it about the three London schoolgirls who travelled to ​Istanbul last week, possibly en route to join Islamist militants in Syria.<p>Deputy prime minister, Bülent Arınç, said that he hoped the girls would be found, but it would be Britain …

Foreign Policy

Families implore teens before they join ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Amira Abase told her father she was going to a wedding. Instead, the 15-year-old British girl hopped on a plane with two friends to Turkey -- and police fear they are headed to Syria to join ISIS.<p>"What she's doing is completely nonsense," said Amira's father, Abase Hussen.<p>He implored Amira …

Islamic State (ISIS)